Nigeria // //

Bala Mohammed

Executive Governor

Mohammed Auwal Jatau

Deputy Governor


Bauchi State lies between 9.30 and 12.30 north of the equator, and 8.50 and 110 east of the Green which Meridian. The State is bordered by eight States: Kano, Jigawa, Plateau, to the west; Adamawa, Taraba, Yobe and Gombe to the North East; and Kaduna to the North West; Land area of 549,260 sq. kilometers, about 5.3% of Nigeria’s total land mass.

Economic Profile

Bauchi state is an agricultural state. Its vast fertile soil is an added advantage for agricultural products, which include maize, rice, millet, groundnut and guinea corn. Irrigation farming is practiced and supported by the use of dams like Balanga dam, etc. Cattle and other livestock are also reared in the state.The state also has manufacturing industries in the area of Iron and Steel, Water, Ceramics, Food and Beverages etc.


The major occupation in Bauchi State is peasant farming employing traditional methods and implements.  Other occupations in the State include fishing, hunting, blacksmithing, crafts and trading.



Major Cities

Ethnic Profile
Bauchi State is largely heterogeneous State consisting of Hausa, Fulani, Sayawa, Bulewa, Karekare, Kanuri, Warjawa, Zulawa and Badawa etc., a total of 55 ethnic groups. The most widely spoken languages are Hausa and English which are treated as official languages, but Fulfulde too is widely spoken. The State is predominantly Islamic but Christianity is widely practiced in some particular areas.
Local Govt Areas
They are  20 Local Government Areas in Bauchi State, namely: Alkaleri, Bauchi, Bogoro, Dambam, Darazo, DassGamawa, Ganjuwa, Giade, Itas/Gadau, Jama’are, Katagum, Krifi, Miau, Ningi, Shira, TafawaBalewa, Toro, Warji and Zaki.